Cisco drives security in modernizing the connected grid

Increased security and automation solutions and services will enhance utility operations

Lionel Chocron, vice president and general manager of Cisco Connected Energy Networks business unit: "Enhancements to our Connected Grid portfolio continue to reinforce Cisco's vision of an IP-enabled grid – one that transforms the way energy is produced and distributed. Through our architectural approach via the GridBlocks reference model, we are addressing top-of-mind utility concerns around security and automation. Cisco's new offerings extend our end-to-end value proposition by delivering greater visibility and control of grid assets, particularly for mission critical, low latency communications. These solutions improve grid state awareness and ultimately reduce cost of ownership from managing multiple networks."